I am pretty behind in posting but I thought I'd try and give it a shot this morning and just catch up a bit.
Sarah and I bailed on the Whole 30 on Day 23. I was fed up with all the cooking and dishes and thinking about my food all the damn time and Sarah lost her appetite after the explosion of her lunch on Day 22. We were both getting tired of eating the same things put together in different ways. We love to go out to eat and we had lost that for more than 3 weeks and finally we just said "Enough".
On the 24th we were in Charlotte and had a great meal at one of our favorite restaurants, Lang Van. It's some really yummy Vietnamese food. I had the 'hot pot' and Sarah had ginger tofu with rice and veggies. It was sooooo good.
I do kinda feel bad that we made it so long and then just quit with 7 days to go. But I do think we learned a lot about our connection with food. We both felt this was an emotional challenge for us. Honestly, I don't think I felt much difference physically. Sarah did notice improvement or absence of acid reflux and I think she also may have slept better.
We have continued to eat well over the last week. We have both had some wine and bread and rice. But we are still eating good food. My plan is to stay off the beer until at least March and see how that goes. I don't drink much anyway so it's no big deal really. I am very happy to have cut out sugar during the Whole 30 (the Whole 23 in our case) and I plan to stay off sugar as much as I can. I'm not going back to my milk and cookie routine at night. I will probably have milk, but no cookie.
I think we are heading down more of a road to Paleo along with some 'cheat meals' along the way. Sarah believes in moderation and I think that is a good plan for now. We love Asian food and I don't see us completely giving up rice. Oh, which reminds me...cauliflower rice, no. It's just not good people. I mean it's 'okay' and all but really cauliflower is not a magic bullet. Cauliflower mashed "potatoes", cauliflower "tortillas", cauliflower "Alfredo sauce". Get real. Do yourself a favor and just don't bother. It's just sad.
One of the last meals we had on the Whole 23 was Spaghetti Pie from PaleOMG. It was very tasty and I did like having spaghetti squash for the first time ever.
Cheers. And congrats to everyone who's finishing up the Whole 30 today. Very well done!!